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      12-26-2012, 02:51 PM   #1
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Cracked side mirror..?

My drivers side mirror has cracked. Anyone else seen this problem? I have never hit the mirror and i fold it in every time its parked..

Think warranty may cover it?
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That sure looks like it has been hit by something, I dont think warranty will cover that.
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      12-26-2012, 06:36 PM   #3
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Looks like some jackass might have clipped you, Or something fell on it. I would take it in and see what the dealer says, You never know if you dont try
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BMW has been having issues with the glossy black pieces on the side peeling and cracking like this. My b pillar trim on both sides did this and my dealership replaced both for me under warranty.
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Looks like it might have been overtorqued. That's right in the vicinity of the upper mounting stud.
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OP, who do you let wash your car? Almost looks like a rag got caught behind the trim and they pulled too hard.

There's a tiny piece of plastic missing about 1/4" higher than the crack line and this indicates some sort of pressure/impact.
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The dealer uses a car wash when i take it in for service. I usually hand wash.
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Warrantable? Course!

I know this is an old thread but I just wanted to respond to my experience regarding this to help out others

When I bought my 328i as a Demo (was in service for about 8 months), the driver's side mirror was chipped in the same place, but not cracked across. Asked the dealer to replace it, they told me their "warranty" guy (who knew there was such guy...) said BMW probably wouldn't cover it and to claim it under insurance. Told them to take the equivalent of the comprehensive deductible $ amount off the sale price which they hesitantly did.

Fast forward about 2 months, went to another BMW dealer given that the original selling BMW dealer wouldn't cover it. They gladly told me they would cover it under warranty. So just got it replaced under warranty today, since the original replacement was also chipped but on two leading edges... Shows how durable the high gloss shadow line trim is.

So moral of the story, its defective and should be easily a warranty item!
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I know this is an old thread but I just wanted to respond to my experience regarding this to help out others

When I bought my 328i as a Demo (was in service for about 8 months), the driver's side mirror was chipped in the same place, but not cracked across. Asked the dealer to replace it, they told me their "warranty" guy (who knew there was such guy...) said BMW probably wouldn't cover it and to claim it under insurance. Told them to take the equivalent of the comprehensive deductible $ amount off the sale price which they hesitantly did.

Fast forward about 2 months, went to another BMW dealer given that the original selling BMW dealer wouldn't cover it. They gladly told me they would cover it under warranty. So just got it replaced under warranty today, since the original replacement was also chipped but on two leading edges... Shows how durable the high gloss shadow line trim is.

So moral of the story, its defective and should be easily a warranty item!
Good to know. Thanks for sharing.
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